The School to Work Transition Program helps students with disabilities prepare and plan for employment success after high school.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services ensure that eligible individuals with all types of hearing loss receive VR services. Necessary assistance and skills training for both employee and employer can help persons who are Deaf or hard of hearing secure and retain employment.
Supported Employment serves people with the most significant disabilities who have not been successful in competitive employment. The program helps individuals become employed in their community by using services such as job coaching and follow-up to promote employment stability.
Ticket to Work is a Social Security Administration (SSA) program available to Floridians. For those who qualify for social security benefits, tickets will be issued and may be taken to Employment Network (EN) participants, such as VR, who offer access to employment and rehabilitation services necessary to help a person secure and retain employment. This program is voluntary.
The Independent Living Program provides services through a statewide network of private non-profit, non-residential, locally-based and consumer-controlled Centers for Independent Living.
The Bureau of Rehabilitation and Reemployment Services (BRRS) was abolished by the Florida legislature effective June 30, 2012. For any questions after July 1, 2012, contact the Division of Workers’ Compensation at (800) 342-1741 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goal of the Adults with Disabilities Program is to provide funding to certain school districts and colleges that give adults and senior citizens with disabilities the opportunity for enhancement of skills consistent with their abilities and needs.
Adults with Disabilities Grants are not available to individuals. They are provided to school districts and colleges specifically designated by the legislature in the current General Appropriations Act.
Funds may be used in programs to:
- Improve quality of life through recreational activities and intellectual stimulation.
- Serve adults with disabilities who are not suited for workforce development education programs.
- Provide lifelong learning activities to senior citizens with disabilities.
Mental Health Programs
VR coordinates services with available mental health centers, programs, and service providers to assist individuals with mental or emotional disabilities in becoming employed.
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker
The Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Program funds projects that provide vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities who are migrant or seasonal farm workers and the family members who live with them.
FAAST envisions a seamless, supportive partnership between Florida businesses and government to provide assistive technology devices and services that will enable persons with disabilities to participate in independent living, education, work, and recreation from birth to death.